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on his nomination for secretary of defense. one topic sure to come up is israel, which just launched an air strike in syria that u.s. officials say targeted a convoy of russian-made weapons that were headed for lebanon. now russia, the arab league, and hezbollah are all condemning the action. >>> and the new chairman of the senate foreign relations committee pays back $60,000 to a donor for airplane rides. and that donor is under investigation by the fbi. much more on a stranger sorry surrounding senator bob menen z menendez. good morning from washington. it's thursday, january 31st, 2013. this is "the daily rundown." i'm chuck todd. now less than 30 minutes away from the start of chuck hagel's confirmation hearing to become the next secretary of defense. we'll take you there live for his opening statement, along with what's expected to be some tough questioning from some big-name republicans. let's get right to my first read of the morning. let's start with the hagel confirmation grilling. could be the most contentious nomination hear of the president's second term and frankly, of
chuck hagel from becoming the next secretary of defense. who is behind these groups and what's really motivating them? good morning from washington. it's tuesday, january 29th, 2013. this is "the daily rundown." i'm chuck todd. pac show for you, i promise. my first reads of the morning, nearly two years ago, president obama gave a speech in el paso calling for immigration reform, stronger board security and a path to citizenship. >> el paso, the question is whether those in congress who previously walked away in the name of enforcement are now ready to come back to the table and finish the work that we've started. >> well, now that a bipartisan group of senators have come back to the table, the president today will praise the principles this group of eight laid out calling for the country to get behind in senate plan. as white house senior advisor dan pfeiffer just tweeted, today, potus will applaud the bipartisan senate agreement consistent with his long-held view and lay out his vision for immigration reform. "the washington post" is the reporting the white house has develop the its
. it was the first decline since 2009. it put the white house on the defensive after months of touting steady job growth. >> there's more work to do, and our economy is facing a major headwind which goes to your point, and that's republicans in congress. talk about letting the sequester kick in, as though that were an acceptable thing belies where republicans were on this issue not that long ago, and it makes clear, again, that this is political brinksmanship of the kind that results in one primary victim, and that's american taxpayers, the american middle class. >> okay. what do you think is going on there, joe? >> i think what's going on is that we have spent more money as a government over the past four years than we have in the history of the republic. added $6 trillion in debt. and we have just been on a keynesian spending spree, and the economy's contracting. the idea is, the federal government put some money in, and that's going to create larger job growth across america. it just hasn't happened. so the question is how long do we make this bet? >> robert reich writes about consumer confide
secretary of defense, although it's wise to hold off on changing the letter head for just a bit. >> there is more troubling news coming out of iran today. officials there told u.n. nuclear inspectors that they plan to process uranium two or three times faster than it can now. the possibility that iran might develop nuclear weapons only adds to the tension in this region. israeli warplanes had struck targets inside syria. and tomorrow vice president joe biden is going to head to europe to meet with syrian opposition leaders in europe. against that dramatic backdrop, chuck hagel made his case to be secretary of defense. before his hearing it seemed that he would succeed, but things did not go as planned. hagel had to correct his statement on iran's nuclear ambitious. >> by the way i just have been handed a note that i misspoke and said i supported the president's position on containment. if i said that, it meant to say that i i don't have a position on containment. i recognize i've had more attention paid to my words in the last eight weeks than i ever thought possible. >> just to
or duty or patriotism is unworthy of our founding ideals and those who died in their defense. >> we all watch our televisions and read our papers and go online and have our opinions of our politic officials, our leaders, even our pundits. but ultimately pop star michael jackson was right. he made a song i'm looking at the man in the mirror. the person, the citizen, the leader that you can most do something to correct to shape and mold is the one you look at in the mirror. is that person active? is that person pushing? is that person doing something to make it a better country? do that and we'll get where we need to go. thanks for watching. i'm al sharpton. "hardball" starts right now. >>> the reckoning. let's play "hardball." ♪ >>> good evening. i'm chris matthews in washington. let me start with this, the reckoning. put up or shut up, d-day. in a shattering moment this afternoon, president obama threw down the gauntlet. he demanded congress pass a potent immigration reform bill, one that fixes the problem of decades, deals with the 12 million people here illegally, stops the illegal
alliance of neocons and gays trying to kill chuck hagel's nomination for defense secretary? we're going to get into that one. that's a favorite of mine. among those opposing hagel, a shadowy group who says it's pro-gay but buys its ad through a top republican firm. >>> and "argo," "lincoln," "the good wife," "veep," there's no denying it, movies and shows about politics are suddenly hot. the great kevin spacey sits in this chair in a few minutes. he's got a new political show called "house of cards." it reminds me of what might have happened if john kerry had not been made secretary of state. >>> let me finish with kerry's confirmation. it happened just an hour ago as secretary of state and thursday's hearing for chuck hagel as secretary of defense. i support both of them. this is "hardball," the place for politics. >>> as i mentioned john kerry has now been confirmed by the united states senate. happened late this afternoon. he's the next secretary of state. in fact, he is secretary of state. the vote was 94-3. the only no votes came from both texas senators john cornyn and ted cruz an
star, purple heart, silver star, taking over both the -- excuse me, state department and defense is a -- whatever the phrase was, is ridiculous. >> obviously, colonel, because you've served does not make you a saint. and it does not erase controversy here but when you hear the vice president rattle off the accomplishments of hagel, you hear the story that he volunteered along with his brother, the only siblings to serve in the same squadron, both saved one another other's lives and then dynamic of being questioned by other individuals that never served this country and they have as lawmakers but not in the capacity of a man on the ground protecting this nation. how does that make you feel? >> well, it's very complex. i'm somebody that believes everybody ought to serve. i'd like to see everybody in uniform one time or another. i laud those who put the uniform on when nobody else would and doesn't necessarily make you qualified to run the defense establishment of the united states of america. it especially if you have views which appear at least on the surface to be counter to thos
was for the president. one is ted cruz, the guy who opposes both kerry for state and chuck hagel for defense. how interesting. two people who have fought for their country, the vietnam war, been awarded medals for their service. ted cruz was never serving in the military, but insists these two gutsy veterans don't deserve the office to which the president has appointed them. don't you just love these people? they don't like the military enough to join it, they dump on people who served and have the nerve to ask for more war. ask the typical hawk what he thought the war was looking back, a bad idea. putting our marines into lebanon, somalia. my appearance experience is they like them all. not only that, but they are always, as i said, ready for another. iraq, yes. afghanistan, yes. iraq again, yes. iran, let's go. why do people listen to these types? why the knee-jerk salute every time one of these armchair hawks itches for another conflict? i'm glad we have kerry now as the same reason i'm glad there was an anwar sadat, a yitzhak rabin. and out of the disastrous suez campaign. i'm glad the hawks
to by the israelis who probably understand better than anyone what defense capabilities might be used someday to threaten their security -- we would be rupturing a decades-long partnership and denying our -- and squandering our influence with the leaders of one of the most important institutions in egypt. the ramifications of this decision would be enormous, especially when it comes to the ability of u.s. ships, including u.s. aircraft carriers and other vessels, to transit the suez canal securely and effectively. i would urge the senator from kentucky to call the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff and ask him what effect this would have on the u.s. military and america's overall national security. as i say, this amendment would be even more detrimental to our ally, israel, for which the continuing instability in egypt is an abiding clear and present danger. i have seen no objections raised by our israeli allies to u.s. military assistance to egypt, nor do i expect to see any. here, too, i would urge my colleague to pick up the phone and call the israeli ambassador or just recall what i'm
, everybody. i'm danielle pletka, vice president for foreign and defense policy studies at the american enterprise institute. welcome to the first in our annual series of state of the union policy event. every year, aei scholars come together. we look forward to the challenges of the year ahead and policy questions that have been raised, and are likely to come up, and try and look forward a little bit, think a little bit about what the right answers are to the questions that are being posed. one of the few events we do with only aei scholars, although i'm very happy to be together with them. i will lay out for you what the other events are at the end of the session but let me introduce the folks who are here with me at the table. first on the far left, so to speak, is -- sort. on the far left is a resident scholar at aei and asian studies, specializing in japan although he does a lot of work on pacific and air power as well. next to him is fred kagan, another resident scholar at the american enterprise institute, the christopher demuth chair, and the executive director of our critical t
with democrats and republicans in congress to put the budget on a path to balance and saved defense. i think the sequester is going to happen because that $1.2 trillion in spending cuts, we can't lose those spending cuts. and don't for get one other thing. i wrote legislation and passed it in the house twice to replace those sequesters with cuts in other areas of government. we have shown how to protect defense spending by cutting spending in other areas. in our budget last year, we did take money out of defense. just not nearly as much as the president seems to want to. but we think the sequesters will happen because the democrats have opposed our efforts to replace those cuts with others and offered no alternatives. >> is this worth shutting the government down over? >> no one is talking about shutting the government down. >> well, it's a piece of the leverage that conservatives have. you didn't want to fight over the debt ceiling because you thought you can't do tha you have to pay the government's bills. do you think this fight over priority is worth shutting the government down? >> we'r
for this, but i think that the -- what treasury said and there was some defense of this, which is you have to pay people to keep them at their firms. >> that's always been the line. >> that has been the line. >> top talent -- >> i can see david recoiling over there. >> as long as you take the money away from them when they screw up big-time, i'm all for that principle. we didn't do that the first part of the equation. >> i'm trying to get myself more popular. i think that's the problem is that the money was there for them when they collapsed and now they're getting paid big. >> during the a.i.g. bailout a big problem was actually the retention of these top executives because what you were trying to do is basically, you know, die construct all these massive problems that they had that were right at the structural level of our economy and had they not been there and had they not fixed it, we would have all had big problems, but now a.i.g. is a profitable company. they came out of it. everybody is better for it. you know, on the enforcement piece of this, i will say that part of the problem w
anti-government anger, now, egypt's defense minister warns the entire country may be nearing collapse, raising concerns the army may be called in to restore order. nbc's ayman mohyeldin is live for us in cairo. when i heard that warning from the egyptian military considering the past of egypt, was that the first warning sign that hey, the military may step in here regardless of whether president morsi asks or not? >> well, this is actually the second time in about a month and a half that they've issued these stern warnings. if you remember in early december, when there was the constitutional crisis when president morsi essentially gave himself unprecedented powers. that also triggered a wave of street protests. the military tried to keep tear distance from the politics but that's why they also are the subject of so much speculation that people are calling on them to intervene sometimes. and people are also afraid they may not just sit by and watch this political difference rip this country apart. the comments that came yesterday were extremely alarming because the defense minister sai
for criminals and mentally ill to get guns. let's get to work. president obama named chuck hagel for defense and john brennan to the cia. president obama had previously named senator kerry as the new secretary of state, which has now been confirmed. and on the first day of this year, the president and vice president secured the fiscal cliff deal. now, folks, those are just the highlights. but congressional republicans think the president should get to work? here is what happened in the house of representatives today. >> without objection, the house stands adjourned until friday, february 1st, 2013. >> friday february 1st? they're cutting out. they're going somewhere, not working. let's bring in bob shrum, contributor of the daily beast. bob, good to have you with us tonight. >> glad to be here, ed. >> you bet. this is quite a strategy to jab at the president like this when they have probably taken more time off than anybody in america in the month of january. does this win? >> no, look. it's a tweet that makes john boehner look like a twit. it's a juvenile move. but there is a method to it.
of having marco rube y -- rubio on that list. you see the shift -- >> a little defensive. he's having to play a lot defense. >> a little bit but the fact that he's a part of it and he's so well liked in that segment of the republican party for which is comprehensive is code word for amnesty is helpful. >> maria, that's the big compromise if you will, that these republicans are making. despite all this talk that nothing comprehensive can get done, rubio says, no, no, we're never going to get border security without the pathway to citizenship. >> it also shows how mccain is mentoring rubio. basically mccain sat him down and said we need to do something comprehensive. unless they pass comprehensive immigration reform, they're going to have a latino vote problem the next day. they have to craft something smart, comprehensive. >> perry, what the white house says tomorrow, we know they're going to be supportive that the senate is taking action. the question is do they come out in some detailed proposal that's to the left of this to increase pressure or do they give this a chance? >> my sens
, they have automatic chemical defenses, just really, stupid, crazy stuff. that is where their stupidest stuff got said. and what is interesting about it, the policies that todd akin actually favors as a result of that thinking are mainstream republican anti-abortion policies with no exceptions. >> well, here is the problem that the republicans have. whatever energy they have got, and there is some, is at the crazy end of the grass roots right now, whether it is the todd akin part or whether it is the tea party rejection, they have gone kind of extreme. and they don't have either the structure or the family clout as the bushes had, or the personality of ronald reagan to take the energy of the crazies and bring it back to the middle. kind of use the motive power of that extreme grass roots, drag it back to the center and make it a national movement under the banner of hope and opportunity and individuality and freedom. they don't have somebody who can do it right now. they don't need to bring back nelson rockefeller. that is never going to happen. but they have to do the other stuff in order to
pounds. that is only 10 billion pounds less than the entire defense budget. it's not good enough for members opposite to oppose welfare cut after will forgot, to propose welfare spend after welfare spend, while they realize that we're dealing with the mess they left. >> does the prime minister agree with the leader of the opposition talked about the economy, he sounds just like an extraordinary undertaker looking forward to a hard one to? does he not accept that you cannot get out of a debt crisis by borrowing more money? >> my honorable friend makes a very good point. the fact is the economy that we inherited was completely unbalanced. it was based on housing but it was based on finance. it was based on government spending and those based on immigration. those were for incredibly unstable pillars for sustained economic growth. what we that it is a major recovery operation. that operation is still underway but you can see in the new jobs created in the private sector businesses that are expanding them into new people signing up the businesses we are making progress. >> george gal
this as a defense, and union, the teachers union is using this as a defense because they want the teachers to not -- the poorer teachers not to be unemployed they are trying to get everyone lou the door, it does not work, you know. we're -- it is not a question of equality, we're not equal, we're not all equal and we're not going to be all equal. you cannot force equality. >> nobody is making an argument is get rid of the s.a.t. test, the teachers are saying, the k -12, the pigeonhole teaches to test does not help students, a vanderbilt student kates they are -- they don't benefit each other, attaching student -- i am sorry student grades with teacher pay is an ineffective way. charles: caroline, hold on, i do want to ask though, is it. >> how do you do it. >> grades. charles: they are giving as to students. >> that who is doing that. >> it has happened, i have seen it happen. >> do have you data. charles: wayne made the point, how do you hold teachers accountable who don't do their jobs, and why do you protect these bad teachers. >> they have been account able. >> they have never been lev
-1 tanks or certain other defense articles or services to the government of egypt. s. 204, a bill to preserve and probing the free choice of individual employees to perform, join or assist labor organizations or to refrain from such activities. mr. reid: i ask for a second reading on both these measures but object to my own request on both measures. the presiding officer: the objection is heard. the bills will be read the second time in the next legislative day. mr. reid: i ask unanimous consent that natalie beckman, a fellow in my office, be granted floor privileges for the remainder of calendar year 2013. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. reid: i ask unanimous consent when the senate completes its business today it adjourn until 2:00 p.m. on monday, february 4, following the prayer and pledge, the morning hour deemed expired, the journal of proceedings be approved to date, the time for the leaders be reserved for use later in the day and following any leader remarks, the senate be in a period of morning business until 5:00 p.m. with senators permitted to speak for up
especially with john kerry becoming secretary of state, chuck hagel, secretary of defense and sham elections coming in iran in june, this is an administration that is going to want to engage again in negotiations, think they can get the deal of the century. so unfortunately i think the trend in washington is against i can making a bigger issue of this but i think that is unfortunate. martha: if i were the pastor's wife listening to you it would be hard to be hopeful. what do you think the outcome will be here? >> well, you know, there is at least a trend in iran of fewer executions. there is an instance of people not serving their full terms and being let out. but it may not be until after elections this june. there are things that of course, average americans can do even without their government acting. i mean average americans can write to the iranian mission at the u.n. in new york. people in other governments can press local iranian issues. martha: continued awareness what we're doing here as well and tweeting about it @marthamaccallum. if you have thoughts about this i would love to hea
cornyn discussing why he opposes chuck hagel. >> i cannot support a nominee for defense secretary who thinks we should be tougher on israel and more lenient all around. we need a defense secretary who understands and fully appreciates the danger of a nuclear iran and the importance of the strong u.s.-israel alliance. >> do you think chuck hagel doesn't understand the danger of a nuclear iran? >> well, i think it's much more complicated than that. i think there are legitimate reasons, and i think folks like senator cornyn have good reason to have questions about senator hagel's viewpoint when it comes to looking at the -- at the american foreign policy. >> does the president deserve to have the -- >> i firmly believe when you get to choose the cabinet that you want and there, of course, is the advice and consent of the senate, and that's an important part of the process. i think that's why these hearings are going to be quite illuminating. i think you will see some changes from senator hagel based on some of the past statements that he has made. he has had some policy prescriptions tha
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